We are first time RV owners seeking some advice. We decided to head south with our "new to us" 2011 Sunseeker 2400 rather than deal with winterizing. We are currently enjoying sunshine in Arizona.
This winter has proven to be a record setting one for cold temperature at home, however... high temperatures have not risen above freezing for weeks and lows are dipping into negative numbers regularly. Average January temperature is like 8°!
We didn't intend to head home until spring but recently discovered that we have big problems to deal with at home.... underground septic system drainage pipes at our house have frozen solid... And a leaky toilet valve resulted in upstairs flooding! In addition, our hot tub is frozen solid. First homeowners claim we've had to make...22 years in same house!
We plan to learn how to winterize our RV (or have it done) and head home this week to deal with things....
but I worry that the extreme temperatures at home may cause other damage to our RV as well. Will winterizing the plumbing take care of all vulnerable components? We hope to head south again as soon as things are cleaned up and stable...would it make more sense to leave our Rv in storage here rather than risk adding it to our cold weather damages? We are about 700 miles from home and that distance in our toad would not be very comfortable...but something we could consider.
Any other advice?
BTW- Any ideas about thawing underground drainage pipes or hottubs? I think we are going to have to wait for spring and it is a ways off yet!